Tenn. death row inmate David Miller receives his final meal

David Earl Miller (TDOC)

A Tennessee death row inmate has received his final meal ahead of his planned execution Thursday night.

David Miller was served his last meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and coffee at 4 p.m.

Miller is sentenced to die for the 1981 murder of Lee Standifer in Knoxville. He opted for the electric chair.

Right now, Miller remains on death watch.

"Death watch is the three-day period before an execution when strict guidelines are implemented to maintain the security and control of the offender and to maintain safe and orderly operations of the prison," the Tennessee Department of Corrections said.

Miller has chosen to die by electrocution, the second Tennessee inmate in just more than a month to make that choice. His attorneys have argued that Tennessee's preferred execution method of midazolam-based lethal injection cause a prolonged and torturous death.

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